Behind every locally grown blossom is the hard work and careful planning of a flower farmer with a deep connection to their land. This month, we walk among rows of dazzling flowers, breathing in the sweet scent of spring in North Carolina.
A mineral springs resort in the Sauratown Mountains has seen its share of wild life — from circus animals to wealthy flappers to Episcopalian campers. Now, lionhearted locals are fighting to preserve the property.
The ancient Uwharries aren’t the biggest mountains in North Carolina, but for off-road ramblers in rugged 4x4s, they’re a muddy mess of fun. These drivers know just how tough — and how fragile — this landscape really is.
A quarter-century before 300,000 gold prospectors headed west in search of their fortunes, a repository near Morrow Mountain produced some of America’s purest ore. Beset by bad luck, the Barringer Mine tells the story of North Carolina’s gold rush and the ways it changed the land.